It’s been 40 years since John Carpenter’s original Halloween film first shocked cinemagoers.
The cult film launched numerous sequels and remakes and fans of the horror genre won’t be disappointed by this latest, and possibly final instalment.
Once again we follow Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Laurie Strode, 40 years on from the original film and that horrific night she took on the deranged Michael Myers.
Curtis, Carpenter and some of the original producers once again add their weight to the movie bringing it back to its original concept of the mysterious ‘force of nature’ that is Myers and the constant battle facing Laurie Strode to eliminate “the evil” that is her nemesis.
While this is a follow on from the original 1978 film, there are nods to the sequels and even a tip of the hat to Rob Zombie’s remakes and a few cult movie references thrown in for good measure.
At just over an hour and a half, the film is certainly entertaining with a high body count; plot twists and even liberal doses of humour, which work in well to ease the tension.
Curtis reprises her role with a sense purpose and enthusiasm, doing justice to the ‘scream queen’ label first held by her mother Janet Leigh in the original Psycho.
When searching for something to do this Halloween, you know where to look, if you dare.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Rated: MA 15+
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Release date: In cinemas now